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Boryana Katsarova is a freelance photographer specializing in documentary, editorial and portrait photography. She is represented by the Paris-based Cosmos Press Photo Agency.

 A wooden boat with which Syrian refugees and migrants from other nationalists running to escape violence at their homeland, is seen at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast on October 23, 2015. Thousands of refugees and migrants mostly fleeing from war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are crossing daily the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey.

Recent Work

Lesbos

Lesbos

Europe's Migrant Crisis - Macedonia

Europe's Migrant Crisis - Macedonia

Crimea Under Siege

Crimea Under Siege


exhibitions & festivals & news

2017 " Lesbos: The refugee crisis in 2015; the island today " photo story published in Al Jazeera Online.

2017 Participation in Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival, USA with an image part of the project “Ukraine: Crimea Under Siege”.

2016 January - Exhibition at Photosynthesis Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria with the project "My Bulgaria, Our Parents" continuation of the "Lonely Bulgaria" project as a grant project  of the Bulgarian Bulgarian Donors’ Forum and the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF) initiative for "Charity through the Lens".

2016 Paris, France - digital exposition of the “Freezing” series at “Sur La Route Avec …”

2016 Participation in Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival, USA with an image part of the project “Ribnovo: Unique two-days Wedding ”.

2015 “Ribnovo: Unique two-days Wedding ” published on CNN Photos.

2015 Exhibition at the Bulgarian National Palace of Culture with the project " My Bulgaria, Our Parents" as part of the exhibition of the grant winners of the Bulgarian Bulgarian Donors’ Forum and the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF) initiative for "Charity through the Lens".

2015  August-September - As part of COSMOS Photo Agency, which is celebrating its 36th Birthday this year, my project "Ribnovo wedding days" was shown during the COSMOS presentation at Visa Pour l"Image, Perpignan.

2015 One of the three recipients of the grant "Charity through the Lens, Bulgarian Bulgarian Donors’ Forum and the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF) initiative.

2015 Participation in Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015, Australia, exposition with the Freezing series.

2015 Participation in Auckland Festival of Photography, Freezing series, multimedia projection.

2015 Grant winner in the initiative "Charity through the Lens" with the project " My Bulgaria, Our Parents", a continuation of "Lonely Bulgaria" project, organized by the Bulgarian Bulgarian Donors’ Forum and the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF) initiative for "Charity through the Lens". 

2015 Participation in a Group Exposition, Hilton Bulgaria.

2014 Selected for participation in Celebrating Europe Exhibition in Kaunas, Lithuania with the long-term project "Water Stories: The Kiev Sea ».

2014 Participation in The Angkor Photo Festival, slideshow presentations with the series « Freezing », Southeast Asia.

2014 Selected to take part as a local guest photographer in the international project« Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project ».

2014 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grantee for « Ukraine: Crimea Under Siege », together with the journalist Dimiter Kenarov.

2013 Solo exposition with the « Water Stories: The Touch », Photosynthesis Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2013 Selected for participation in the « International Meetings of Photography » with an exposition from the project « Water Stories: The Touch », Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

2013  Selected as winner in the PDN Photo Annual 2013, Photojournalism/Sports/Documentary category, USA.

2013  Finalist in The Aftermath Project Grant /USA/, with the ongoing documentary project on post-conflict Kosovo— "Kosovo: the last Balkan storm ».

2012 the "Freezing" series was part of a group exhibition "Other Worlds" at The Gallery at Flannels, city of Leeds, UK.

2012 Selected for participation in the Browse Photo Festival with an exposition from the project « Water Stories: The Touch », Berlin, Germany.

2012 Juror Award of Merit in the Street Photography/Documentary category in the International Fine Art Photography Competition, Paris, France.

2011  POYi Community Awareness Award, USA, Finalist with "Lonely Bulgaria".

2011 "Lonely Bulgaria" Project was nominated for ANI Coup de Coeur Photo Prize during the Perpignan Visa pour l'Image Festival in France and took part in the participants exhibition there.

2011  “Canon Picture of the year”, Bulgaria, First place Photo Essay Category for "Lonely Bulgaria ».

2005  “Canon Picture of the year”, BulgariaFirst place in the Photo Essay Category for “Unseen World”, Out of Sight Bulgarian Visually Impaired People Struggle to Survive”. 

2005  BG Press Photo, Everyday Life Stories for "Dependence", Third place.

2004  First place, Photo Essay Category for PFAW ”People from Another World”, visual story about the life of the inhabitants in one of the biggest Bulgarian Psychiatric clinics. The competition was organized by the Bulgarian Center for Media Development and the American Embassy in Bulgaria.

 


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